Android Wear: Everything you need to know

Android Wear

Android Wear was first announced on March 18, 2014, with partnerships with multiple smartphone and watch manufacturers. LG and Motorola were the first to join the party and talk about their own smartwatches, the G Watch and the Moto 360, respectively. The full Android Wear SDK was made available to developers on June 25, at Google I/O, following which the LG G Watch and a new entrant, the Samsung Gear Live, were released and made available for purchase on the Play Store. The Moto 360, the first round smartwatch with Android Wear, is expected to be released later during the summer.

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Google Tweaks Play Store Policy to Promote Standalone Android Wear Apps

Google Tweaks Play Store Policy to Promote Standalone Android Wear Apps

Google has tweaked its Google Play policies to help promote standalone Android Wear apps. The policy changes see Google bringing multi-APK support for Android Wear 1.0 running smartwatches.

How to Sideload and Install Android Wear 2.0 Update on Asus ZenWatch 3

How to Sideload and Install Android Wear 2.0 Update on Asus ZenWatch 3

After months of delay and missing numerous deadlines, Asus has finally gotten around to releasing the Android Wear 2.0 update for the ZenWatch 3. The OTA seems to be rolling out in batches which means it is not available for all ZenWatch 3 owners out there right away.

Ticwatch 2 Powered by Android Wear Is Back on Kickstarter for $99

Ticwatch 2 Powered by Android Wear Is Back on Kickstarter for $99

While major smartphones OEMs might be pulling out of the Android Wear market, new entrants are jumping on the smartphone bandwagon. Mobvoi, a Chinese-based AI company backed by Google and Volkswagen, today announced its latest lineup of Tic smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0: Ticwatch E and Ticwatch S.

Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon Is a $2900 Android Wear Smartwatch

Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon Is a $2900 Android Wear Smartwatch

Louis Vuitton has partnered with Google and Qualcomm to come up with a super expensive Android Wear smartwatch, known as Tambour Horizon. The wearable will set you back by around $2,900 if you’re getting the top-end variant.

Asus Likely Discontinuing Its ZenWatch Android Wear Lineup

Asus Likely Discontinuing Its ZenWatch Android Wear Lineup

With Android Wear failing to take off, Asus is now reportedly planning on killing its ZenWatch lineup. Citing sources from supply chain sources, DigiTimes report that Asus is planning on discontinuing the ZenWatch lineup due to lower than expected sales.

Huawei Watch 2 Launches in the U.S. for $299.99

Huawei Watch 2 Launches in the U.S. for $299.99

Back in February of this year, the Huawei Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic were officially unveiled with Android Wear 2.0 on board.

ZTE Quartz With Android Wear 2.0 Now Official, Headed to T-Mobile This Month

ZTE Quartz With Android Wear 2.0 Now Official, Headed to T-Mobile This Month

At the tail-end of March, the ZTE Quartz was photographed in the wild ahead of any kind of announcement, suggesting it would become official soon.

Google Delays Rollout of Android Wear 2.0 to Address Bugs

Google Delays Rollout of Android Wear 2.0 to Address Bugs

In February, Google confirmed that it would start rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 to existing smartwatches over the coming weeks.

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Now Official Starting at $1,650

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Now Official Starting at $1,650

In November of 2015, TAG Heuer officially introduced its first Android Wear-based smartwatch.

The Movado Connect Collection Will Offer Android Wear 2.0 Watches in Five Styles

The Movado Connect Collection Will Offer Android Wear 2.0 Watches in Five Styles

Movado is a brand that’s popular across the globe for the company’s eye-catching watches.